Santa greets children with special needs at an annual Operation Santa event.

Christmas came about three weeks early at John F. Kennedy Airport for thousands of kids.
A hangar at Delta’s terminal transformed into the “North Pole” on Dec. 7 for the annual Operation Santa Claus event, which allowed children with special needs to experience the magic of Christmas — and spend time with St. Nick himself.
Three hundred school buses pulled into the airport for the event, which is put on by Community Mayors, a nonprofit organization that works to create opportunities for mentally and physically challenged children.
What started 65 years ago as a parade featuring …